The Growing Threat of Ransom DDoS Attacks Requires Effective Prevention and Mitigation

Essentially, ransom DDoS attacks are just DDoS with a ransom demand but a sudden increase in these attacks is no Bueno and bad for business.

The latest edition of the Directors Liability Survey, a study by global finex WTW and law firm Clyde & Co, reveals that cyber extortion is one of the leading concerns among company directors. Around 6 out of 10 of the company directors who participated in the survey anticipate significant or extremely significant cyber extortion risk. Cybercriminals have been emboldened to attack as they find that more people and organizations go online without the necessary precautions and cyber defenses.

Cyber extortion comes in different forms. However, they are all bound by the common goal of threatening an individual or organization with disruption, inconvenience, or reputational damage unless a ransom is paid. From ransomware to the use of online scandal videos to extort celebrities or well-known personalities, the threat of cyber extortion should not be downplayed. It is important to be ready for them with the knowledge and prevention tools.

Ransom DDoS (RDDoS) attacks

Many of those who are familiar with Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) likely don’t know that these cyber attacks can be used for

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